Osmo Genius Kit Award-Winning Hands-On Game System at Best Buy
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Osmo Genius Kit Award-Winning Hands-On Game System

Osmo Genius Kit Award-Winning Hands-On Game System at Best Buy

We are a family who loves technology. I mean we really love it. My son trolls Kickstarter and Indiegogo for startups on various. In fact, his current obsession is the Maguss: The Mobile Multiplayer Spell Casting Game which I have to admit looks pretty cool! He and his 12 year old sister both want to use their money to back the campaign.

My youngest is enjoying the Osmo Genius Kit that we received as part of our partnership with Best Buy. Wait until you see how cool the Osmo really is and just how entertaining it can be for your child. We hope that you enjoy our Osmo Genius Kit Award-Winning Hands-On Game System at Best Buy video below! This toy is just one of many available at Best Buy that truly encompass STEM learning with entertainment.

STEM at Best Buy

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas. Best Buy carries products from basic learning games to advanced toys designed to stimulate a child's mind in the STEM areas, helping to develop logic and problem solving skills. I was thrilled to try out a few of the STEM products and to see if my kid likes them.

Osmo Genius Kit

The Osmo Genius Kit is an award-winning hands-on game system that fosters creativity & problem solving skills. Five (5) downloadable apps are included with four (4) more available (see below): Words, Tangram, Newton and Masterpiece and Numbers. Your child can engage their imagination and enjoy interactive play. This is the kind of experience that I want for my children because it encourages  social interaction and higher level of creative thinking.

The Osmo Gaming system is for the Apple iPad and features a reflector with a base to aid in learning turning your iPad into an educational tablet. With easy setup and a universal design, the Osmo gaming system can be set up in just minutes.

Osmo Genius Kit Included Apps

Words: Guess and spell the on-screen image. Team up or compete in-person with friends or family to see who will get their letter in first! Download free content like trivia, geography or upload your own like family names. The possibilities are endless!

Tangram: Arrange wooden puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes. Animals, objects, humans and more. Play with a friend or challenge yourself to increasingly more difficult levels as your handiwork lights up with each victory.

Newton: Works with any object or drawing — Mom’s keys, hand-drawn basket, even toys you already own. Simply place the object/drawing in front of the screen and manipulate it to guide the falling balls into the target zones.

Masterpiece: Unleash your inner artist! Pick an image from the camera, web or curated gallery and Masterpiece will transform it into easy-to-follow lines, helping you create beautiful drawings.

Numbers: Add, count and multiply the tiles to match the numbers on the bubbles. Popping enough bubbles will free the fish and unleash a storm of lightning and thunder! Big or small, even or odd, will you become the Numbers Master?

Osmo Gaming System Additional Apps

Coding Jam: Who doesn’t love music? It’s fun. Arrange coding blocks into patterns and sequences to create music, and the volume of fun gets turned up a notch.

Coding Awbie: Uses hands-on physical blocks to control Awbie, a playful character who loves delicious strawberries. Each block is a coding command that directs Awbie on a wondrous tree-shaking, strawberry-munching adventure.

Pizza Co: Make pizza… grow your profit! Quickly cook pizza & calculate change using topping & money tiles. Invest profits to upgrade your shop or open new locations as you bake your way to becoming “the big cheese”!

Monster: Bring your drawings to life! Each item you draw for Mo will be magically pulled into his world. Together create animated activities to share with family and friends.

See the Osmo Genius Kit in Action {VIDEO}

My daughter really loves her Osmo Genius Kit. She loves to create new drawings and she is excited that she keeps getting better at it. Here is her second attempt (I love it):

Check out our video to learn more:

Osmo Genius Kit Features at a Glance

Compatible with select Apple iPad models:  Including iPad 2, 3, 4, Mini, Air, Air 2 and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro for use with your existing device.
5 downloadable apps:  Include Words, Tangram, Newton and Masterpiece and Numbers so your child can enjoy interactive play that encourages creative thinking and social interaction.
Osmo game system includes camera reflector and base:  Also includes Tangram pieces, Words and Number tiles. Everything your little one needs to begin learning.
Suitable for ages 5 and up: For age-appropriate fun.


Grab the Osmo Genius for $99.99 and Osmo Jam: $59.99. Both are available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com.
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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  1. Jenna Wood

    Well, most of my Summer vacations were spent in Summer school and on the computer on educational programs but this takes interactive learning to a whole new level!

  2. My kids would LOVE these!!! What a perfect way to keep the brain active during SUMMER!

  3. I have been wanting to get this for my kiddo, but had not yet!  His birthday is coming up so I might have to get this for him! 

  4. This looks absolutely awesome and something my girls would definitley love. I could have used something like this when I was homeschooling my girls for sure!

  5. TColeman

    This looks like so much fun! My kids would definitely love to mess around with the apps on here and they love to draw.

  6. This is so cool! My son is sitting here and he thinks it would be fun to use.

  7. What a great toy for kids! I love that they are learning while playing. It is fun and interactive. My son is 8 years old and I think he would love this!

  8. Amy Desrosiers

    I know my girls would enjoy this! It seems super cool and like something that would stimulate their minds.

  9. How cool! I”ve never seen this product before. I’ll have to check it out for my kids, I bet they’d love it.

  10. STEM related activities and products are really fabulous for kids. The Osmo Genius Kit looks like a great educational activity that is also FUN! My son would have loved that when he was younger.

  11. I absolutely love this. The kids get to play and learn at the same time. My daughters would have enjoyed this when they were younger.

  12. Sherry

    I wish my kids were younger. This looks like a lot of fun. I think I would even try out a few of the games.

  13. My Son would have enjoyed this when they were younger.I wish my kids were younger.

  14. I have a whole family of kids from 3-19 and I think they all could benefit from this game. STEM is such an important emphasis and I am glad Best Buy is spearheading the push to educate our children.

  15. My favorite toys growing up were educational kits or books. I love what this system does for kids – I think it’d be a great gift for kiddos so I feel like I’m also helping out with education 😉 

  16. This is such a great game system that combines tech and hands on fun. I love it. What a unique way to enjoy a bit of summer time with kids, I can see me wanting to play with Osmo Genius Kit too!

  17. Robin Rue

    I am so in love with apps like this. My boys love tech and so this would be great for them.

  18. Osmo gaming system looks like a great way to use your creative side and learn at the same time. I need to look into this for my nephews, they would love it!

  19. Best Buy has just the coolest options. We love shopping there as often as we can for our tech stuff.

  20. Oh wow, what a super neat gadget. My kids, no doubt, would absolutely love it.

  21. Dogvills

    This would be a great toy to have. My grandchildren are still too young for this, but I will definitely recommend this to my sister and my cousin. They have kids aged 5 to 8 years old.

  22. Kiwi

    These kids get all the fun games and apps. Thanks to technology these kids are so lucky to learn and have fun these ways!

  23. Pam

    This looks so cool. I love things like this that help kids learn but also make it fun.

  24. Rosey

    My granddaughter is only four, ,and I see it’s recommended for 5 and up but I know she’d love it. I think my 9-yr-old would too.

  25. Kristin

    So fun. My kids always enjoyed the first Osmo, looks like a great review. 

  26. Stem tech is where it is at these days and it is due time! This looks like an exceptional way to enrich young minds!

  27. That looks pretty cool. I’ll pass this by my daughter to see if she thinks it’s appropriate for my three grandsons.

  28. It’s good to know that it’s available in Best Buy! I really love the concept of this toy and it’s going to make learning fun for the kids! It’s definitely something that I’d get for the kids in the family!

  29. This is awesome, I will check this out for my son. I wish we have a nearby Best Buy but online is convinient too.

  30. sara

    My daughter keeps asking me to buy Osmo for her. It looks like it would be a lot of fun and also a little educational!

  31. This is really cool!! I am sure my kids will love this!!

  32. This is a cool toy/game system. My youngest loves playing video games but as a mom, I want him to be learning something too. I feel this would allow him to learn while having fun. 🙂

  33. I just love Osmo. It is a great way to help kids avoid summer brain.

  34. I personally love the OSMO too! It is amazing, very educational and totally engages the kids interest and curiosity!

  35. I heard great things about OSMO, I need to check this out for the boys. We love toys that are educational.

  36. kim

    What a fun product and I love how educational this is. I will definitely be checking into this for my daughter – she would love it!

  37. Leigh Anne Borders

    As a teacher, this post makes me so happy! We have these for our school, and my students enjoy them. It is a great way to keep kids challenged and engaged this summer.

  38. This is really an awesome kit! My son has used Osmo at school and absolutely loves it. I think it’s great that learning and coding can be so much fun for kids!

  39. Gabriel Bregg

    Looks like an excellent system to help keep the dreaded summer brain drain at bay. I wonder if there are plans to make an Android version.

  40. Misty nelson dawn

    This is so cool and I’m sure my son would love this too he loves to draw but he’s bored in a common coloring book too.

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